Shore, John



English trumpeter; born in the latter part of the Seventeenth Century, the son of Matthias Shore, a trumpeter to James II., of England. John Shore's name appears in 1711 as one of the twenty-four musicians to Queen Anne and also as a lute-player in the Chapel Royal, he having been appointed to the latter post in 1715. By some authorities John Shore is credited with being the inventor of the tuning-fork. He was undoubtedly the most celebrated trumpeter of his time. For him Purcell composed his obbligato trumpet parts to many songs.